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Tips sought on 2 early morning PTC vehicle fires

Both fires, at nearby subdivisions, were intentionally set

Peachtree City police and fire officials are investigating two recent early-morning vehicle fires that were intentionally set, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

The fires damaged vehicles that were parked in driveways of two homes: one in the Everhill subdivision and the other in the nearby Rockspray subdivision, police said. Read More»

PTC man arrested for molesting 3 girls

A Peachtree City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting three girls under the age of 16 over a period of several years, according to warrants for his arrest.

Stanley James Austin, 50, of 103 Chipstone Court is charged with one count of child molestation and two counts of child molestation, police said.. All three charges are felonies.

Each of the incidents happened at Austin’s home, according to the warrants. One of the incidents is alleged to have occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2006. Another happened when between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2001. Read More»

Severe storm hits Fayette

A severe thunderstorm with winds up to 60 mph made its way through Fayette County early Friday evening.

Peachtree City fire crews were summoned to the AMLI Apartments on Hyacinth Lane on the report of a lightning strike, but no sign of fire was found. County fire crews also responded to a home on Malone Road in south Fayette for a lightning strike but no fire was discovered. Read More»

PTC police warn of auto break-ins

Don't leave keys, valuables behind ... and don’t program “home” into your GPS

Peachtree City has seen an uptick in entering auto cases in recent weeks and is asking motorists to remove valuables from their vehicles and always lock the vehicle when leaving it unattended whether at home or away.

Criminals have been targeting unlocked vehicles and those which have valuables inside in plain view, police said.

Citizens are being asked to be alert to suspicious persons waiting in parking lots and watching where motorists are hiding or placing their valuables, police said.

Any suspicious activity should be reported to 911 immediately. Read More»

Vineyard Church holds Kids Block Party

Vineyard Church holds Kids Block Party

It was a fun time for the kids when the Vineyard Church recently held a Kids Block Party on Main Street in downtown Senoia. Some of those “kids” seemed to be disguised as adults, with parents enjoying the festivities as much as their children. The block party was a way of supporting youth and extending the church’s mission into the community.

Richardson pleads guilty to January arrow attack on Brooks horse

The court date for Jeremy Ryan Richardson came Thursday, but there was no trial since the 17 year-old entered a plea of guilty in Fayette County Superior Court. The first-offender was given five years probation, 300 hours of community service and future financial restitution on a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals for the January incident in which he impaled a horse in Brooks with arrows. Read More»

Tyrone rape verdict overturned

Court of Appeals rules that evidence may have prejudiced jury

The Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a Sharpsburg man for raping a 16-year-old girl at her Tyrone home in 2005. Read More»

Sheriff: May cooperate with feds on illegal aliens

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of participating in a federal program that would identify illegal immigrants when they are arrested so federal authorities can be notified.

The “287g” program allows local law enforcement agencies to enter an agreement with federal immigration officials which empowers certain officers and deputies to use federal resources to determine whether an arrested person is an illegal U.S. resident. Read More»

Banned: Texting while carting

New law: Don’t text and drive. Ban on texting, emails and Internet to be enforced on cart paths; ditto for teen cellphone use

If you type on your phone while driving — including operating a golf cart — you’re almost certainly breaking a new state law that went into effect last week. Read More»

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